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Rio de Janeiro's BRT lines

TransOlímpica is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line in Rio de Janeiro connecting Barra da Tijuca and Deodoro. It is the third line of the Rio de Janeiro BRT system. The new route has two carriageways with three lanes in each direction and one bus lane for each carriageway. [1]

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Barra da Tijuca district in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  1. "Sobre o Projeto - Transolímpica". Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved 23 July 2016.